AWS - Student Chapters


Students are the future of the welding industry.  The American Welding Society recognizes this.  That is why we invite students, wanting to expand their welding knowledge and take a more active role in their careers, to get more involved with welding.

Active participation in an AWS Student Chapter provides the knowledge, experience and networking needed to begin a successful career.  Participation in a Student Chapter can provide AWS Student Members valuable experience for career and personal development.

There are over 80 AWS Student Chapters located at schools across the country.  Through Student Chapter participation, you can learn and sharpen the skills needed for a successful career in the welding industry.

Involvement in a Student Chapter will also provide you with networking opportunities.  Meet other welding students and professionals at Chapter meetings, local AWS Section meetings, and the FABTECH International & AWS Welding Show.  Volunteer as a Chapter Officer and gain valuable leadership skills that will help throughout your career.


Blount County Career & Tech Ctr
Welding Dept.
61500 US Highway 231
Cleveland, AL 35049
(205) 625-3424

Advisor: Randy Hammond
Chairman: Blake Beasley
Central Alabama Community College
1675 Cherokee Road
Alexander City, AL 35010
(256) 215-4495

Advisor: Joseph James
Chairman: Walter Whatley
Lawson State Community College
Bessemer Campus
1100 9th Ave. SE
Bessemer, AL 35022
(205) 426-7345

Advisor: Roy Ledford, Jr.
Chairman: Randall Standridge
Arizona Western College
Institute of Welding Technology
2020 Avenue 8 E
Yuma, AZ 85366
(928) 344-7570

Advisor: Samuel Colton, Sr.
Chairman: TBA
Mohave Community College
1971 Jagerson Ave.
Kingman, AZ 86401
(928) 692-3012

Advisor: Buddy May
Chairman: Don Henry

American River College
4700 College Oak Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95841
(916) 484-8612

Advisor: Melvin Johnson
Chairman: Melissa Scheetz
Laney College
900 Fallon St.
Oakland, CA 94606
(510) 834-5740

Advisors: Richard Hashimoto
Chairman: Travin Singleton
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
400 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015-4181
(213) 763-3949

Advisor: Lisa M. Legohn
Chairman: Oscar Hurtado
San Diego Student Chapter
Educational Cultural Comples
4343 Ocean View Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92113
(619) 388-4819

Advisor: George Moore
Chairman: Easton Peterson
Shasta College
11555 Old Oregon Trail
PO Box 496006
Redding, CA 96049-6006
(530) 242-2214

Advisor: Mark Smith
Chairman: Craig Wolfman
Sierra College
5000 Rocklin Rd.
Rocklin, CA 95677
(916) 624-3333
Advisor: Bill Wenzel
Chairman: Nicholas Fusco

Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois St. (HH-254)
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 273-3000

Advisor: Dr. Stephen Liu
Chairman: Kin-Ling Sham

AWS Space Coast Student Chapter
Eastern Florida State College
1519 Clearlake Rd. 16-103
Cocoa, FL 32922
P: 321-433-7175

Advisor: Ken Cox
Chairman: Daniel Dekoeyer

Columbus Technical College
928 Manchester Expressway
Columbus, GA 31904
(706) 649-1855

Advisor:  Ronnie McBride
Chairman:  TBA
Savannah Technical College
5717 White Bluff Rd.
Savannah, GA 31405
(912) 443-5863

Advisor:  William Burns
Chairman: Dustin Bolgrihn
Illinois Central College
East Peoria Campus
One College Dr.
East Peoria, IL 61635


Advisor: Rick Polanin
Chairman:  tba
JAK3 Student Chapter
Kankakee Community College
100 College Dr.
Kankakee, IL 60901
(815) 802-8100

Advisor: Mark Stevenson
Chairwoman: Marie Yariso
 Logan Student Chapter
John A. Logan College
700 Logan College Rd.
Carterville, IL 62918
(618) 985-3741

Advisor:  Max Damron
Chairman: Joshua Brown

BYU - Idaho
Austin 166
1617 N. 3000 E.
Sugar City, ID 83443

Advisor:  Dale Mortensen
Chairman:  Tevan Boersma


Ivy Tech Community College
325 West 38 St.
Anderson, IN 46013

Advisor: Robert L. Richwine
Chairman: Cory Rix

Des Moines High School Central Campus
800 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 242-7598

Advisor: Ralph Young
Chairman: Courtney Wright

Johnson County Community College
12345 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66210
P: 913-469-8500

Advisor:  Edward Wheatley
Chairman:  Adam Jones


River Parishes Community College
9697 Airline Hwy.
Sorrento, LA 70778
(225) 933-5981

Advisor: James Falgout
Chairman: William B. Lamperez
Southeastern Louisiana University
Dept. of Industrial Technology
SLU 10847 500 Western Ave.
Hammond, LA 70402
(985) 549-2189

Advisor: Anthony Blakeney
Chairman: Mickey Miller
Eastern Maine Community College
354 Hogan Rd.
Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 974-4600

Advisor:  Stanley Siviski
Chairman: Timothy Nelson
Center of Applied Technology
North Campus
800 Stevenson Rd.
Severn, MD 21144
(410) 969-3100

Advisor: Rick Stein
Chairman: Jake Epps
North Point High School
2500 Davis Rd.
Waldorf, MD 20603
(301) 753-1759

Advisor:  Alan Badeaux
Chairwoman: Dominique Traynham
Parkside Career & Technology Education
Parkside High School
1015 Beaglin Park Dr.
Salisbury, MD 21804

Advisor: Biazzio "Bill" Giordano
Chairman: Daniel Churchil

CONALEP CAST NL Student Chapter
Ave. Pable Livas 4500
Co. Gpe. Victoria, Guadalupe
Nuevo Leon CP 67180

Advisor:  Rene de Luna Alanis
Chairman: Manuel Huerta Flores
Sur 73A #243-1
Colonia Sinatel
Delegacion Izapalapa
Mexico DF CP 09470

Advisor:  Jesus Lopez Padilla

Ferris State University
Welding Engineering Dept.
Technology Building
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 591-2952

Advisor:  Jeff Carney
Chairman:  tba
Muskegon Area Career Tech Center
200 Harvey St.
Muskegon, MI 49442
(231) 767-3600

Advisor: Rodney Bulthouse
Chairman: Alex Basaj
Golightly Career & Technical Center
900 Dickerson
Detroit, MI 48215
P: 313-822-8820

Advisor: Jeffry Hill
Chairmen: Juwan Tyler, A.M. Program
Thomas Davis, P.M. Program
Section: Detroit (District 11)
Anoka Technical College
1355 W. Highway 10
Anoka, MN 55303
(763) 576-4823

Advisor:  Jay Gerdin
Chairman: TBA
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community
College, Jackson County Campus
2300 US Highway 90
Gautier, MS 39553
(228) 497-7679

Advisor:  William Harris
Chairman: tba
Dallas County Career Center
33 Vo-Tech Rd.
Louisburg, MO 65685
(417) 752-3491

Advisor:  Darin Newman
Chairman:Donald Whitney
Ozark Mountain Technical Center
211 East 5th St.
Mountain Grove, MO 65711
(417) 926-3177

Advisor: Scott Short
Chairman: Levi Caswell
Ozarks Technical Community College
1001 E. Chestnut Expressway
Springfield, MO 65802
(417) 895-7000

Advisor: Jim Bridwell
Chairwoman: Christine Stage
Scott Regional Technology Center
711 9th St.
Monett, MO 65708
(417) 235-7022

Advisor: Aaron Obermann
Chairman: Clay Gulick

Helena High School
1300 Billings Ve.
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 324-2200

Advisor: Cindy Galbavy
Matthew Sekerak

Montana Tech of the University of Montana
S&E Building, Room 307
1300 W. Park St.
Butte, MT 59704
(406) 496-4576

Advisor:  Bruce Madigan
Chairman:  Thane Peeples
Central Community College
Hastings Campus
East Highway 6
PO Box 1024
Hastings, NE 68902
P: (402) 463-9811
Advisor:  TBA
Chairman: Joan McCleary
Southeast Community College
Lincoln Campus
8800 “O’ St.
Lincoln, NE 68528
(402) 471-3333

Advisor: Dan Zabel
Chairman: Cameron Cash

Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology
380 Edison Way
Reno, NV 89502
(775) 856-5319

Advisor: James Cooney
Chairman: Gage Annand

New Hampshire
Seacoast School of Technology
40 Linden St.
Exeter, NH 03833
(603) 775-8461

Advisor:  Jonathan Theberge
Chairman: Matthew Brangiel
New Jersey
Morris County School of Technology
400 E. Main St.
Denville, NJ 07834
(973) 627-4600

Advisor:  Herbert Browne
Chairman:  Adam Amadori
New Mexico
Applied Technologies
Central New Mexico Community College
525 Buena Vista Dr. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 280-2054

Advisor: Kay Hamby
Chairman: Aaron Emillio
North Carolina
Central Piedmont Community College
PO Box 35009
Charlotte, NC 28235
(704) 330-4429

Advisor: Ray Sosko
Chairman: Ryan Moore
Rowan Cabarrus Community College
PO Box 1595
Salisbury, NC 28137
 (704) 637-0760 x 361
Advisor: Robert Simpson
Chairman: Justin Hege
Wake Tech Community College
9101 Fayetteville Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 866-5152

Advisor: Russell Wahrman
Chairman: Josh Fehnel
North Dakota

North Dakota State College of Science
Welding Technology
800 6th St. North
Wahpeton, ND 58075
P: 701-671-2329

Advisor: Clint Gilbertson
Chairman: Miranda Pochant

Canton South High School
600 Faircrest St. SE
Canton, OH 44706
(330) 484-8000

Advisor: Nick Smith
Chairman: TBA
Columbiana County Career &
Technology Center
9354 State Route 45
Lisbon, OH 44432
(330) 424-9561

Advisor: Huck Hughes
Chairman: Paige Lawrence
Coshocton County Career Center
23640 Airport Road
Coshocton, OH 43812
(740) 622-0211

Advisor: Nick Baughman
Chairman: Dakota Grant
Four County Career Center
22900 State Route 34
Archbold, OH 43502
(419) 267-3331

Advisor: Richard Hupe
Chairman: Cody Herman

Owens Community College
Oregon Road
PO Box 10,000
Toledo, OH 43699
(567) 429-3563

Advisor: Anthony P. Duris
Chairman: Jason Fuentes
Scarlet Oaks AWD
Great Oaks Career Campuses Student Chapter
3254 East Kemper Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 646-4920

Advisor: Bruce Scherer
Chairman: Brandan P Bemmes
The Ohio State University
Dept. of Welding Engineering
1248 Arthur E. Adams Dr.
Columbus, OH 43221
(614) 292-2499


Advisor: David Phillips
Chairman: Loriann Bechie
University of Toledo
MIMI Department
West Bancroft St.
Toledo, OH 43606

Advisor:  Dr. Hungyan Zhang
Chairman:  TBA

Whitmer Career & Technical Center
Welding & Metal Const. Dept.
5719 Clegg Dr.
Toledo, OH 43613
(419) 473-8455

Advisor: Craig A. Donnell
Chairman: Cody Manders

Oklahoma Technical College
4444 S. Sheridan Rd.
Tulsa, OK 74145

Advisor: Charles Griffin
Chairman: Heather Nance

Portland Community College
Rock Creek Campus
Welding Tech, Bldg. 2, Rm 230
PO Box 19000
Portland, OR 97280
(503) 614-7600 – Scott Judy
(503) 614-7601 – Matt Scott

Advisors: Scott Judy/Matt Scott
Chairman:  Lindsay Thrower
Linn-Benton Community College
6500 Pacific Blvd. SW
Albany, OR 97321
(541) 917-4592

Advisor:  Fred Stuewe
Chairman:  Cameron Moran
 Clackamas Community College
1960 S. Molalla Ave.
Oregon City, OR 97045
(503) 657-6958

Advisor:  Sue Caldera
Chairman:  TBA
Beaver Valley Student Chapter
Poplar Drive
Monaca, PA 15601
(724) 728-5800

Advisor: Tom Geisler
Chairman: Matt Tempalski
Bethlehem Area Vocational-
Technical School
3300 Chester Ave.
Bethlehem, PA 18020
(610) 866-8013

Advisor: Vincent Facchiano
Chairman: Jonathan Lawlor
Career Institute of Technology
5335 Kesslerville Rd.
Easton, PA 18040
(610) 258-2857

Advisor: Richard Lightcap
Chairman: Thomas Fehnel
Crawford County Area Vo-Tech
860 Thurston Rd.
Meadville, PA 16335
(814) 724-6024

Advisor:  Tom Thurber
Chairman:  tba
Fulton Couty Area Voc-Tech School
145 E. Cherry St.
McConnellsburg, PA 17233
P: (717) 485-5813
(717) 484-3195

Advisor:  Elisa Ramsey
Chairman:  Dustin Guyer

Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center
1500 Fourth Ave.
Altoona, PA 16602
(814) 946-8450

Advisor: George Seese
Chairman: James Patterson
Great Oaks Career Campuses
3254 East Kemper Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 646-4920

Advisor:  Bruce Scherer
Chairman: tba

Monroe Career & Technical Inst.
PO Box 66
Laurel Lake Dr.
Bartonsville, PA 18321
(507) 629-2001

Advisor: Greg Smith
Chairman: Nick Salter

Northern Westmoreland Career &
Technology Center
705 Stevenson Blvd.
New Kensington, PA 15068
(724) 335-9389

Advisor: Jeremy T. Dawson
Chairman: Dakota Palyszeski
North Montco Technical Career Center
1265 Sumneytown Pike Lansdale, PA 19446
P: 215-368-1177

Advisor: Joshua Seitzer Chairman: Zaheer Razi
Section: Philadelphia (District 2)
Parkway West Career & Technology
7101 Steubenville Pike
Oakdale, PA 15071
(412) 923-1772

Cody Stroud
Taylor Weiner

Pennsylvania College of Technology
Welding Department
One College Ave.
Williamsport, PA 17704
(570) 326-3761

Advisor: Matt Nolan
Chairman: Aaron Biddle
Triangle Tech, DuBois Campus
PO Box 551
DuBois, PA 15801
(814) 371-2090

Advisor:  Brenda Benyon
Chairman:  TBA
Tri-State Business Institute
556 W. 4th St.
Erie, PA 16507
(814) 836-0379

Advisor:  Delayne Jacobs
Chairman: Curtis Zoftin
Western Area CTC
688 Western Ave.
Canonsburg, PA 15317
(724) 426-2890 x 151

Advisor: Roger Simmons
Chairman: Coy Scott
York County School of Technology
2179 S. Queen St.
York, PA 17402
(717) 741-0820

Advisor: Brian Yarrison
Chairman: John Von Rohr

South Dakota
AWS Black Hills Student Chapter
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
501 East Saint Joseph St.
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-1283

Advisor: Michael West
Chairman: Dustin Fischer
Yankton Senior High School
1801 Summit St.
Yankton, SD 57078
(605) 665-2073

Advisor: Robert Evans
Chairman:  Garrison Brockberg
South Carolina
Aiken County Career &
Technology Ctr
2455 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Warrenville, SC 29851
(803) 593-7300


Advisor: Kevin Rawlins
Chairman: Justin Gray
Aiken Technical College
2276 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
Graniteville, SC 29829
(803) 508-7356

Advisor: Shawn McClanahan
Chairman: TBA
Strom Thurmond Career Center
17 Par Drive
Johnston, SC 29832
(803) 257-1767

Advisor: Bill Cheatham
Chairman: Tori Lazenby

York Technical College
525 College Place
Chester, SC 29706
(803) 385-5884

Advisor: Rich Santoro
Chairman: Michele Beam
Bradley Central High School
1000 South Lee Hwy.
Cleveland, TN 37311
(423) 479-0458

Advisor: Mark Kress
Chairman: Chad Laxton
Holston Valley Student Welding Chapter
Northeast State Community College

2425 Hwy 75 PO Box 246
Blountville, TN 37617
P: 413-323-0209

Advisor: Jon Cookson
Chairman: Gary Kilebrew
Section: Holston Valley (District 8)

Sequoyah High School
9517 Ridge Trail Rd.
Soddy Daisy, Tn 37379
(423) 595-5796

Advisor: Chris Renfro
Chairman: John Elsea
Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Crossville
715 N. Miller Ave.
Crossville, TN 38555
(931) 484-7502

Advisor: Joe Livesay
Chairman: Matt Dixon
Tennessee Technical Center at Red Boiling Springs
2390 Cathage Rd.
Red Boiling Springs, TN 37150
(615) 699-2224

Advisor: David Porter
Chairman: Jesse Warner
Alamo Student Chapter
1801 Martin Luther King Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78203-2098
(210) 531-3200

Cornelio Ontiveros
Chairman: Louis Matthews, Jr.
C.C. Welding Techs Del Mar College/
Craft Training Center Partnership
Del Mar College
4101 Old Brownsville Rd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78405
(361) 946-9299

Advisor: Sonny Vela
Chairman: Taylor Adkins
Cy-Fair Student Chapter
Lone Star College
9191 Barker Cypress Rd.
Cypress, TX 77433
(281) 881-0128

Advisors: Keith Wojcik and Ron Theiss
Chairman:  Alejandro Alvarez
FHS Welding Student Chapter
Floresville High School
1813 Tiger Lane
Floresville, TX 78114
(830) 393-5370

Advisor: Clifton Rogers
Chairman: Martin Rico
Lamar Institute of Technology
PO Box 10043, Lamar Station
Beaumont, TX 77710
(409) 880-7011

Advisor:  John McKeehan
Chariman:  Christina Bottley
LeTourneau University
PO Box 7001
Longview, TX 75607
(903) 233-3925

Advisor: Robert Warke
Chairman: Andrew Stall
Lee High School
6529 Beverly Hill Lane
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 787-1700

Advisor:  Alberto Urbina
Chairman:  Noe Murralles
Lincoln College of
2915 Alouette Dr.
Grand Prairie, TX 75052
(972) 660-5701

Advisor: Alvin Adams and Joseph Allen
Chairman: Jeff McDonald
Texas A&M University
EDIT Dept. 
TAMMS 3367
College Station, TX 77843
(979) 845-4966

Advisor: Dr. Angie Price
Chairman: Clemente Rodriguez
Texas State Technical College
Waco Campus
3801 Campus Dr.
Waco, TX 76705
(254) 867-3549

Advisor: Joshua Patterson
Chairman: TBA
Wharton County Jr. College
911 Boling Highway
Wharton, TX 77488

Advisor: Richard Salinas
Chairman: Blake Cunningham
Waxahachie High School
1000 North Dallas Hwy.
Wsaxahachie, TX 75165
(469) 222-8495

Advisor:  Jonathan Crocker
Chairman:  Steven Bentley
Weber State University
1802 University Club Circle
Ogden, UT 84408
(801) 626-7540

Advisor: Mark Baugh
Chairman: Corey Hicken
John Handley High School
425 Handley Blvd.
Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-3471

Advisor: Steven Robeson
Chairman: Nicholas Marshall
Boilermakers 104 Student Chapter
Boilermakers Apprenticeship &
Training Center
6770 E. marginal Way S. B-122
Seattle, WA 98108

Advisor:  Chad Ross
Chairman: TBA
Bellingham Technical College
3028 Lindbergh Ave.
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 752-8770

Advisor: Matthew Hancock
Chairman: TBA
Big Bend Community College
7662 Chanute St. NE
Moses Lake, WA 98837
(509) 793-2222

Advisor:  Shawn McDaniel
Chairman:  Kathi Ballard
Clark College
1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663
(360) 992-2353

Advisor:  Patrick Gonzales
Chairman:  Heather Evans
Everett Community College
2000 Tower St.
Everett, WA 98201
(425) 931-2765

Advisor: Robert White
Chairman: Jason Speicher
Linn Benton Community College
6500 Pacific Blvd. SW
Albany, OR 97321
(541) 917-4581

Advisor: Fred Styewe
Chairman:  Justin Vaughn
Lower Columbia College
1600 Maple St.
Longview, WA 98632
(360) 442-2958

Advisors:  Allan Evald & Randy Byrum
Chairman:  Samuel DeVere
Renton Technical College
3000 NE Fourth St.
Renton, WA 98056
(425) 235-2483

Advisor:  Daniel Aragon
Chairman:  tba
Skagit Valley College
2405 E. College Way
Mt. Vernon, WA 98237
(360) 416-7702

Advisors: Michael Baker
Chairman: Al Williams
Spokane Skills Center
4141 N. Regal. St.
Spokane, WA 99207

Advisor: Andrew Syder
Chairman: TBA
Stanwood High School
PO Box 430 9307 271st St. NW
Stanwood, WA 98292
(360) 629-1200

Advisor: Darryl Main
Chairwoman: Sarah Flake

University of Alberta
Chemical & Materials Engineering
7th Floor, ECERF Bldg.
9707 - 116th St.
Edmonton, AB T6G 2V4
(780) 492-8853

Advisor: Dr. Patricio Mendez
Chairman: Gentry Wood
Walla Walla Community College
500 Tausick Way
Walla Walla, WA 99362
(509) 527-4219

Advisor: Mike Haggard
Chairman: Joseph Wilder
West Seattle Student Chapter
South Seattle Community College
6000 16th Ave. SW
Seattle, WA 98106
(206) 764-5300

Advisor: David Weber
Chairman: Shawn Marshall
West Virginia
West Virginia University at
300 Campus Dr.
Parkersburg, WV 26104
(304) 424-8339

Advisor:  Craig Bills
Chairman: Joe Carnes
Blackhawk Technical College
6004 S. County Road G
PO Box 5009
Janesville, WI 53547
(608) 743-4461

Advisor: Dan Crifase
Chairman: Mike Cougar
Madison Area Technical College
Association of Welding Specialists
Madison Campus
3550 Anderson St.
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 246-6969

Advisor: Anton Stute
Chairman: TBA
Milwaukee Area Technical College
West Allis Campus
1200 S. 71st St.
West Allis, WI 53214
(414) 456-5349

Advisor: Mark Koehler
Chairman: Dave Gracz
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
2740 W. Mason St.
PO Box 19042
Green Bay, WI 54307
(920) 498-5400

Advisor: Jon Russell
Chairman: TBD
University of Wisconsin- Stout
Engineering & Technology Dept.
329 Fryklund Hall
Menomonie, WI 54751
(715) 232-2296

Advisor:  John Petro
Chairman:  Cory Halverson
Northeast Wyoming Welding
Association Student Chapter
Gillette Campus
Welding Technology & MSHA Training
300 W. Sinclair
Gillette, WY 82718
(307) 686-8006

Advisor: Troy Miller
Chairman: George Harris

Sheridan College
3059 Coffeen Ave.
Sheridan, WY 82801
P: (307) 674-6446

Advisor: Carl Schiner
Chairman: Jimmy Ensign

University of Alberta
Chemical & Materials Engineering
7th Floor, ECERF Building
9107 - 116 Street
Edmonton, AB Canada T6G 2V4
(780) 492-2881

Advisor:  Prof. Patricio Mendez
Chairman:  Steven Borle

Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Carrera 30 #45-03
Edificio de Posgrados de Materiales
Oficina 103
Bogota DC, 111321

Advisor: Juan Hernando Reyes Pacheco
Chairman: Christian Sanchez

Conalep Cast NL
Valle de Los Soles 832
Real del Valle, Sta. Cat. NL
81 83613896 x 117

Advisor:  Dr. Rene de Luna
Chairman:  Manuel Huerta Flores

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